ERIC Number: ED047094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Climbing the Job Ladder; A Study of Employee Advancement in Eleven Industries.
Grinker, William J.; And Others
In order to measure the degree of upward mobility among nonsupervisory workers in private industry, a study was made of 11 major service, manufacturing, and retail sales industries. That investigation, which stressed the opportunities available to the average worker with normal motivation, is reviewed both in general and by industry in this report. The 11 industries selected provide a representative cross section of both industries and occupations. The study found that despite great disparity in upgrading and training opportunities among the 11 industries, both management and employees in the industries which lack the potential for upgrading are apathetic about improvement. The report concludes that outside impetus will be necessary to change these industries. (BH)
Descriptors: Blue Collar Occupations, Career Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Entry Workers, Inplant Programs, Job Development, Labor Turnover, Labor Utilization, Occupational Mobility, On the Job Training, Promotion (Occupational), Technological Advancement
E.F. Shelley and Company, Inc., 415 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10017 ($6.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Foundation on Automation and Employment, Inc., New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Shelly (E.F.) and Co., New York, NY.